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HEROIC WORK OF FIRE DEPARTMENT DURING THE STORM

Issue 22 and Volume 79.

HEROIC WORK OF FIRE DEPARTMENT DURING THE STORM The following arc excerpts from an article published in “THE EXTINGUISHER,” the monthly journal of the Miami Fire Department, for October, 1926. It gives an intimate picture of some of the heroic work performed by the officers and members of the fire-fighting forces during the terrible hours when the city was in the grip of the worst hurricane that had ever visited the American east coast: “Late in the afternoon of Friday, September 17, each fire station was notified that a cyclone was expected during the night, and preparations should be made for its arrival. What could we do? Nothing, but make such preparations as was possible and then stand by like good soldiers and let it come. The skies clouded, and by seven p. m. it was very evident that a storm out of the ordinary was on its way. The…

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